Can Progesterone Cause DVTs?

by Bonnie
(Cedar Rapids, IA, USA)

My ob/gyn is suggesting progesterone as a treatment for me, but also mentioned that since I have a history of two DVTs, That I should consider it carefully. However, I see nothing on this website that mentions a risk of DVT when taking Progesterone.

Does this website acknowledge the risk? If so, where can I find that information on this site?

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May 28, 2019
Progestetone and DVT
by: Justine

Hello Bonnie

I have sourced this information given by Wray on another forum thread on this site:


"progesterone reduces clots and thins blood, plus it's a potent vasodilator and anti-inflammatory. It reduces thrombin by 10-15%, see here and here. It also stimulates nitric oxide, itself a potent vasodilator, which like progesterone prevents platelets aggregating. Progesterone prevents atherosclerosis, reduces blood pressure, prevents coronary vasospasms, prevents lipid peroxidation, prevents prolongation of the QT interval, and has been used successfully in stroke victims. All these are related in some way to cardiovascular disease."

taken from this forum page
here.

I hope this answers your questions and is of some help.

Warm wishes

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